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« on: February 07, 2008 04:34:09 PM »

**I have asked this on some other forums that I am on - I am searching for as many answers as I can get.**

Okay - here is the story. I have vendor friends that attend a HUGE Christmas market in my area - and they have begged for years for me to come. Well - I am actually thinking about it. But I have to start thinking and planning now - even though the sale is still 9 months away.

Can anyone give me some tips as to how to show the maximum amount of inventory in an 8x10 space? This space will have pipe and drape around at least 2 sides - corners are not gauranteed for anyone. This is a juried show to prevent duplicates of anything - and they had nothing like my work there in the past 3 years. One rule - so selling from boxes on the floor - I think it's tacky anyway, so I would never do that.

Also - this is a very advertised Christmas market - how much stuff would I need to have ready?? ugh - this is enough to stress anybody out - could some of you seasoned vendors help me out here? I have done several smaller shows before, as we have been at this craft for 12 years (mostly word of mouth, but that keeps us going) - but nothing of this magnatude before.

Thanks for any advice you can offer!
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008 10:17:26 AM »

I don't know how to maximize the number of items you have showing because I don't know what you're selling!  But I guess the main rule of thumb is to build up. 

There's no magical number of items you need to have, just make sure you have a good amount and a good breadth of styles/colors if your craft allows for it.  If you're going to continue selling, then you can't really have too many because you can just keep them as inventory to sell later.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008 11:40:16 AM »

How big is the show? How many people do they get through the doors? How many vendors? How long is it?

All of the above makes a big difference on how much inventory to take. And of course - what do you sell?

Will you have tables (handy for storing extra product underneath)? Vertical display racks?

I make jewelry and any show I've done I've taken enough inventory to always have a full looking display. Sure you may run out of one style, or one roduct - but you always want to have a good looking booth. Empty booths just aren't inviting.
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